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Deeper Writing
Quick Writes and Mentor Texts to Illuminate New Possibilities

Foreword by Franki Sibberson



November 2012 | 232 pages | Corwin

Your best tool for building fluent writers

Move beyond routine assignments and make your classroom's writing time really count! No extra time or effort required—this smart and compelling collection is designed to enhance the writing instruction you're already providing. More than just prompts, these texts will foster authentic writing every day, as you challenge your students to build fluency and write for a variety of purposes—top priorities of the Common Core.

Whether you teach beginning writers or high school students, you can dive right in to

  • 45 quick writes in an easy-to-use framework with suggested grade levels
  • Carefully selected mentor texts that provide models and inspiration for student writing
  • Guidelines for crafting your own original quick writes, tailored to your students' needs

Deeper Writing gives you the tools and strategies you need to help your students' writing flourish, as they dig beneath the surface, remember and reflect and imagine, and learn to write with deeper meaning.


"Here are the resources you would collect if you had months to search for them. Robin shows how each can be used to help students find satisfying topics and then develop those by studying the craft of other writers. This book will inspire you to write—and lead your students to write—with heart, with passion, and with increasing skill."
—Penny Kittle, Author of Write Beside Them and Book Love

 
Acknowledgments
 
Foreword by Franki Sibberson
 
Preface
 
Introduction: Deeper Writing With Quick Writes and Mentor Texts
 
Chapter 1 Knowledge and Memory: Writing Ourselves
 
Chapter 2 Art, Lenses, and Visions: Writing the World We See
 
Chapter 3 Passion, Power, and Purpose: Writing to Change the World
 
Chapter 4 Containers, Craft, and Conventions: Writing in Different Genres
 
Chapter 5 The Creation of a Quick Write: Developing Your Own
 
References
 
Literature Cited
 
Index

"This text allows teachers and students to experience the pleasures and joys of finding meaning in... writing. Such "digging deeper" can be rare in a writing-on-demand culture. The prompts are versatile enough to allow for use in a wide variety of classrooms, from primary-grades to graduate school."

Peggy Semingson, Assistant Professor of Literacy Studies
College of Education, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Texas at Arlington

"Here are the resources you would collect if you had months to search for them. Robin shows how each can be used to help students find satisfying topics and then develop those by studying the craft of other writers. This book will inspire you to write—and lead your students to write—with heart, with passion, and with increasing skill."

Penny Kittle, Author of Write Beside Them and Book Love
Conway, NH

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